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Thanking our veterans


Harney County School District No. 3 students and staff, community members, and local veterans celebrated Veterans Day 2017 with an assembly at Burns High School on Thursday, Nov. 9.

The local American Legion Post No. 63 color guard began the day by leading Hines Middle School students on a march to the high school. Slater Elementary School students then arrived by bus, and the high school students filed in, filling the gymnasium for the event.

The honored veterans were seated up front, followed by McKenzi Hoyt‘s performance of the Star-Spangled Banner and a welcome from the event’s emcee Student Body President Parker Landon. The assembly featured patriotic musical performances by the high school band and the high school and middle school choirs, slideshows of the history of Veterans Day and local veterans, a poem by elementary students, and a “flag parade” by the young students to the song You’re a Grand Ol’ Flag.

State Senator Ted Ferrioli also attended and gave a short speech expressing the nation’s thanks and honor for veterans.



Randy Parks

Randy was born in Iowa, and spent most of his life growing up in the Hawkeye State. After a few years in college, he settled in Idaho for a decade, skiing, golfing, and working at Sun Valley Resort. He married in 1985, completed broadcast school, and moved to Harney County in 1989 to work for KZZR. After 16 years of on-air work, he left the radio station and went to work for the Burns Times-Herald.

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